Friday, March 11, 2011

Shoes For Less: Steve Madden vs Bamboo

Lately, I've been feening for a pair of nice platform, round toe pumps with some height added to it. Most of my shoes consist of flats since I'm 5 ft 8...but I'm learning to love my height and wear heels no matter what. I am slowly building up a heel collection. Anyways, Steve Madden released a pair of platform pumps a while ago and I've had my eyes on them ever since. They're called "Caryssa". They are 5 inches tall and the platform is 1.25 inches. They come in a variety of colors and textures (suede, patent, and leather), and originally retailed for $89.95. Currently they're on sale for $69.95. I'm always trying to look for alternative ways to save money since I'm a student with a part time job. I just couldn't bring myself to spend $70 on the Steve Maddens. So I did my research and....drum roll please! I found an exact identical twin to the Steve Madden Caryssa's at a fraction of the price! They're made from a company called Bamboo. The shoe is called Bamboo Colada-01 and retails for $30 bucks. I saw them on Urbanog.com for $24 but the color I wanted was sold out! One day, I went to a store called Mandees in the mall just to browse. I guess it was my lucky day because I found them there! Luckily my size was the last of the pair. I tried them on and they fit true to size! Pretty easy to walk in too. They have the same measurements as the Caryssa's. They are 5 inches tall with a 1.25 inch platform...perfect for a night out at the club. Bamboo is not the only one copying the Steve Maddens shoes. There are many websites such as Charlotte Russe, and others with their own version, you just have to look. Trust me, the Bamboo Colada's look EXACTLY like the Steve Madden Caryssa's. I'm thinking of getting the nude color for Easter..lol..stay tuned.

Steve Madden Caryssa Pumps


Bamboo Colada-01 Pumps

5 comments:

bpd said...

hello! i CANNOT find the bamboo coladas anywhere! i live in chicago illinois! what state are you in? Do you think Mandee store can ship them to me? i cant even find this shoes ANYWHERE online! i need a 9 and there are none my size! :(

LadyTaurus said...

Ooh sorry to hear that! But Mandee's does have a website. Www.mandees.com. Hopefully you can find them there. You can also check out shiekshoes.com and just type in "colada" and they should pop up. Hope this helps!

bpd said...

have you gone to mandees lately and seen these heels still? im STILL looking EVERYWHERE for them! lol. all i can find online are the colada-32 which im not that big of a fan of. :(

bpd said...

I still havent been able to find these pumps anywhere. what size are you? would u consider selling them to me? i have paypal and all. let me kno!

LadyTaurus said...

Hey girl. Bamboo is not the only one copying these Steve Maddens. You can also go to Charlotterusse.com. They have shoes very similar. You need to get it while its hot cuz it sells out fast!